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10996785 tn?1432812977

Sunday morning

So I'm trying to take a more positive approach starting today. Others around me seem to be getting on with their lives and leaving me behind. I made some calls to lift up my spirits and it did work a little but only for a short while after I hung up the phone. On to the computer, looking up some things I had put on the back burner. I finally got the cable remote synchronized with the new TV. Baby steps I guess. This did make me happy though. Then my thoughts went back to this community. I know I'm not the only one suffering, that's for sure. This really brought me down again. I then looked up some quotes to brighten things up a little. Here's a few I liked. (They're short is why I picked them..lol)

"You can get the monkey off your back but the circus never leaves town"...Anne Lamott.

"Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not scared of you. They're there to let us know that something is worth it"  ............................................................................................................C Poole

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift from God, Which is why we call it the present"...............................................................................................Bil Keene

Nothing too great but they did make me think to myself. Let's move forward already.....ike
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10996785 tn?1432812977
Right on House. There really isn't a pill to make you happy anyways. They all bite you sooner or later. What I was doing 6 months ago to get my drinks and pills was hard work. If I can do that, I Can Do This!  Good Luck to you brother....ike
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hey refills looks like we're about the same age,got ourselves in the same fix.Your posting and pushing thru just like me.Heres a good one,Got up this morning and didn't take a pill to live,not real happy but a whole lot better than 3 weeks ago.Its going to get better every day a little bit by bit.
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10996785 tn?1432812977
Thanks for the kind and encouraging words. You all are right. Hope to build on today. I'm not the type to let my problems affect how I treat others. Thanks again......ike
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4522800 tn?1470325834
Keep hanging in. You will have those ups & downs , but the ups will be more.

I put that monkey one in a couple of yrs ago, as I seen it on here.

When I first got on here I had 3 months in already, so most of my status entry where more on the positive side. Ha! Then it seemed to go up & down from positive to kind of hurt or sad. Heck, I can not remember. Maybe I will take a peek at my first one..hahahaha..lol

Bless U Always
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1742220 tn?1331356727
i think you are doing great and i love the pics of your adorable grandchildren!!!!  i read your posts a lot and not only are you kind and helpful to others but you have a good attitude!  i like your post.  keep up the good work!

--Meegan
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I love the quotes!   When I"m sad, I'll go to youtube sometimes and watch funny stand-up routines.  Louie CK, George Carlin, etc.

Just a thought..
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6726276 tn?1421126668
Very clever. And posting to share. Nice touch.
As people we are body. Mind. And spirit. It's our chemistry that gives us weird feelings sometimes.  Some think it's the position of the moon and stars.
Sometimes I catch myself shallow breathing. When I correct my breathing I feel a little better right away.
  I once got in a depressive state for too long. While listening to music, I thought of an idea. So I copied the song lyrics. Then did it again in calligraphy. Got in the car with the envelope and the gift I'd made and put it in the post. Sat on the beach on my towel. Guess what? It broke me free from the depression. Right then. No more depression for almost a year.
So thanks for the quotes. I hope it has given you even more satisfaction today. Maxy
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Not my monkey, not my circus!!  I live by this one!  Dont let yourself get overwhelmed with everything.  I am a huge one on prioritizing things in my life.  I write all i need to do and then go thru each one and rank in importance.  Some i realize i have no control over and cross it off.  My mind was in a million places this morning so the music came on and is still on.  Look around at all you have to be grateful for!
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Wow I love this post and all the quotes, but especially the monkey and the circus. You found a key today. As you think, you are. There is more than one way to view any situation. When negatives begin to fill my head, I look for things to be thankful for. Hot water, food on the table etc. Always starting with the simple things and progessing to the larger. Its all in how you look at it. The mind is powerful and attitude is everything! Thank you for this lovely post. Stay up!
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